International Indian School Jeddah

Coordinates: 21°33′01″N 39°13′33″E / 21.55028°N 39.22583°E / 21.55028; 39.22583

International Indian School Jeddah

Saudi Arabia
TypePublic school
MottoKnowledge is Light
Patron saint(s)Ausaf Sayeed
Established1969 (est.)
ChairmanMohsin Hussain Khan
PrincipalMuzaffar Hassan
Staff600 (est.)
Number of students18,000 (est.)
Education systemCBSE
CampusUrban, 8 acres (3.2 ha) approx.
HousesRed, Blue, Green, Yellow

The International Indian School Jeddah, (Arabic: المدرسة الهندية العالميه بجدة; Hindi: अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भारतीय विद्यालय जेद्दा) formerly known as the Embassy of India School, is an elementary and secondary school for the children of Indian nationals in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with boys and girls taught separately in English. It was founded in 1969.[1] The School is part of global International Indian Schools including International Indian School, Riyadh


IISJ logo which was used till March 2022

On the encouragement of the local Indian community, Rafiuddin S. Fazulbhoy started the school on a small scale in 1969. It was then called "Embassy of India School, Jeddah". The construction of the present girls' section started in 1982 with the foundation stone laid by Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and was completed in 1984. The construction of boys' section was started in 1992 and completed in 1994. As of 2011, the school teaches more than 12,000 students. Later on another building was added for KG Section in 2011 and yet another in 2016.[2][3]


The Indian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the Patron of the school.[4] The Indian Consulate oversees the functioning of the school through an Observer in the rank of a Consul.[5]

The administration of the school is carried out by the chairman and five members of the Managing Committee.[6]

Courses offered

The school offers five subjects for primary and secondary levels to prepare the students for AISSE examinations.

In senior secondary Humanities, Commerce and Science are offered as course streams. The optional subjects include Mathematics, Computer Science, Informatics, Home Science, Physical Education, Biology and languages like Hindi, Malayalam, Urdu, etc.


The school is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi[1] under the Affiliation Number 5730001. The CBSE School Code is 90072. It is also a CBSE Examination Centre.


The school caters for the educational needs of boys and girls of the Indian community in Jeddah from kindergarten to grade 12. Facilities provided by the school are:

In International Indian School Jeddah to support learning, campuses are equipped with Computer labs, Biology Labs, Chemistry Labs, Physics Lab, language and Math labs.

All the classrooms in International Indian School Jeddah are equipped with Epson smart board which makes learning easy for the students. The Library of IISJ has more than 150,000 books which are available for students and teacher.

International Indian School Jeddah has an Auditorium for cultural and academics activity which can accommodate more than 2500 students at a time.

Medical rooms are available under the supervision of qualified Medical Staff.


The founder of the school, Rafiuddin Fazulbhoy, was awarded Pravasi Bhartiya Samman, highest honour conferred on overseas Indians, by the President of India in 2008.

The school is known for its participation in setting a Guinness World Records in collaboration with Al Abeer Medical Group on 14 November 2017 (World Diabetes Day) for the largest Human Mosaic.

In 2017 IISJ U-19 cricket team won SCC Inter-School cricket championship organised by Saudi Cricket Centre.

In 2018 IISJ U-19 football team was placed third in CBSE NATIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2018-19 held in India organised by CBSE.

In 2020 IISJ U-19 cricket team was the finalist up of SCC Inter-School cricket championship organised by Saudi Arabia national cricket team. [7][8][9]

In the academic year 2017–18,for the first time IISJ had 2 head girls

See also


  1. ^ a b School, Global Indian International. "International Indian School Jeddah".
  2. ^ "Saudi Gazette/ Saudi Arabia".
  3. ^ "Info". Archived from the original on 2013-03-17. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  4. ^ "IISJ to Have Nominated Advisory Committee". 7 September 2006.
  5. ^ "IISJ bids farewell to school observer". 12 December 2015.
  6. ^ "IISJ plans higher fees; says expansion needed to admit more students". 1 February 2015.
  7. ^ (9 January 2008). "Mauritius PM, Bilimoria, Trinidad center among diaspora awardees -".
  8. ^ "Emerging opportunities in India highlighted". 9 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015". Archived from the original on 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2016-05-03.

External links

  • Official website
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